Stephen Morang’a had applied for a few jobs through Corporate Staffing in the past, without any success.
When he saw this Parts Manager job we advertised for our client Panafric Group, he decided to give it a try even though he wasn’t actively looking.
His confidence was drawn from the fact that he had experience in this field.
After 3 interview rounds, he got the job!
Here is his story:
Tell us about yourself. What is your professional qualification?
I am a highly dynamic, resourceful Purchasing/Warehousing and Supplies professional, knowledgeable in all areas of procurement and sourcing of materials ensuring optimum utilization of materials & maximum cost savings.
I have a comprehensive understanding & experience of purchasing strategies and inventory management with a proven ability in achieving cost-saving targets.
My goal has always been to offer my experience in purchasing and supply chain management where I can utilize my skills and experience to improve operations, increase profitability, and enhance growth.
How long had you been looking for a job?
I wasn’t actively looking for a job because I was working. My previous job was paying well and it had good packages.
Because I had registered my CV with Corporate Staffing a while back, I saw this job through an email alert, decided to give it a try and I applied. In my mind, I knew I would be okay if I got it, and okay if I didn’t.
Truth is, everybody wants to grow. And that’s what I was after.
What has your job search experience been like?
I would say it was okay.
I had applied for other jobs before and even attended an interview with Corporate Staffing, but I think I didn’t quite fit what the client was looking for.
During my job search, I learned a lot. There is a video Perminus Wainaina posted on Corporate Staffing YouTube channel on how to get a job. I went. Since I had a job, I decided to try because I thought my chances of getting a job were higher.
Where did you hear about Corporate Staffing and the job opportunity?
A while back, a friend told me about how he got a job through a recruitment firm. I did a quick internet search on recruitment firms and Corporate Staffing came among the top. I registered my CV immediately.
Through the regular email updates, I saw this job opportunity.
How was the application and interview process?
It was very professional. I liked Corporate Staffing because they scheduled my first interview putting my work schedule into consideration. My first interview was over the phone. Then I got an email inviting me for a face-to-face interview which also offered a good schedule, and afterward, I got an email for another interview with the employer.
Before the final interview with the employer, Corporate Staffing gave me support, and even when I got the job, they did not stop ensuring that I was comfortable and everything was okay.
After the interview, did you think you would get the job?
I had hope because I qualified during every stage. I knew this is something I already had experience with so I remained confident.
Many professionals continue to apply for jobs during this tough time. What is your advice to them?
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